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British Columbia Public Service Pension Board of Trustees

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Objectives and strategies

SG 05. RI goals and objectives

05.1. Indicate if and how frequently your organisation sets and reviews objectives for its responsible investment activities.

05.2. Additional information. [Optional]

The Board will use the PRI Responsible Investment Assessment Tool as a first step to expanding on the Responsible Investment beliefs and objectives in the Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures (SIPP).

The Board reviews the BCI PRI Assessment Report. We endorse our investment agent's approach of integrating RI/ESG issues into all investment decision-making processes in all asset classes. We also endorse our investment agent, BCI's, specific approaches and objectives, e.g. to vote all proxies for equity holdings.

All trustees and key Board staff are enrolled in two PRI Academy courses, for completion by December 2020:

  • Responsible Investment for Trustees
  • Getting Started in Responsible Investment (Basic)

Our investment agent, BCI’s, Corporate ESG Strategy identifies five ESG influence priorities that are updated on a regular basis by repeating the materiality review process. BCI’s current priorities are: Climate Change, Water Management, Data Security & Privacy, Human Capital Management, and Diversity & Inclusion.

Each year, their Executive Management Team and Board of Directors are briefed on the results of the BCI PRI Assessment Survey. BCI conducts a detailed gap analysis of their results, and if significant gaps exist, decisions are then contemplated to address said gaps.

SG 06. Main goals/objectives this year (Private)